Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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When the final buzzer ended another NHL regular season last night, the Rangers found themselves surprisingly matched-up against the Ottawa Senators.

While the Senators present a tough match-up for the Rangers with players such as Spezza, Alfredsson, Michalek and Karlsson, they might also be out for revenge as there was some bad blood between the two teams earlier this season.

Back in October, Wojtek Wolski did this to Ottawa Captain Daniel Alfredsson during the Senators 6-5 overtime victory...


To watch on YouTube, click here.

The hit was not penalized nor was Wolski suspended, but it did lead to a concussion for Alfredsson.

Despite the hit not being illegal, the Senators weren't exactly excited about losing their captain and Zenon Konopka said this before the two teams' next meeting in November (via Rangers Rants)...

"Sure there is," Konopka said when asked if there would be bad blood tonight. "We lost our captain. I look right across (in the Senators' dressing room) and see him gone. It was a big blow to our lineup. I look at that and it (ticks) me off.

To which John Tortorella responded (via Pro Hockey Talk)...

"I don't give a crap what Zenon said, or whatever his name is said. We're going to go about our business and try to play the right way."

Sean Avery went after and fought Konopka that night during the Rangers 3-2 victory in Ottawa.

...now I know Wolski is in Florida, Avery is out of hockey and Konopka is more often than not in the press box, but there could be a little extra oomph to this series based on those events.

...to be honest, I'm just happy it's someone other than the Capitals. Was getting sick of seeing them in the playoffs.

...btw, got to love Torts.

Here's video of the Rangers players discussing the match-up against the Senators after last night's game...


To watch on MSG.com, click here.

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